Ceremonially+impure

  • 1 impure — /ɪmˈpjuə / (say im pyoohuh) adjective 1. not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, especially of an inferior or contaminating kind: impure water. 2. modified by admixture, as colour. 3. (of a style) mixed or combined with something else: an impure… …

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  • 2 impure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. obscene, unchaste (see impurity); tainted, unclean, polluted (see uncleanness). II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not pure] Syn. adulterated, diluted, debased, contaminated, mixed, watered, watered down,… …

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  • 3 unclean — a. 1. Foul, dirty, filthy, nasty, uncleanly. 2. (Jewish Law.) Ceremonially impure, needing ritual cleansing, impure. 3. Sinful, morally impure, foul with sin, unholy, polluted …

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  • 4 Unclean — Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. Num.… …

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  • 5 Unclean animals — Unclean Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven… …

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  • 6 Unclean spirit — Unclean Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven… …

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  • 7 Uncleanly — Unclean Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven… …

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  • 8 Uncleanness — Unclean Un*clean , a. [AS. uncl?ne. See {Unnot}, and {Clean}.] 1. Not clean; foul; dirty; filthy. [1913 Webster] 2. Ceremonially impure; needing ritual cleansing. [1913 Webster] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven… …

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  • 9 unclean — adj. not clean, dirty, soiled; morally impure, wicked; ceremonially impure (Biblical) …

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  • 10 unclean — [un klēn′] adj. [ME unclene < OE unclæne: see UN + CLEAN] 1. dirty; filthy; foul 2. ceremonially impure 3. morally impure; unchaste, obscene, or vile uncleanness n …

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  • 11 pollute — polluter, n. pollutive, adj. /peuh looht /, v.t., polluted, polluting. 1. to make foul or unclean, esp. with harmful chemical or waste products; dirty: to pollute the air with smoke. 2. to make morally unclean; defile. 3. to render ceremonially… …

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  • 12 pollute — /pəˈlut / (say puh looht) verb (t) (polluted, polluting) 1. to make foul or unclean; dirty. 2. to make morally unclean; defile. 3. to render ceremonially impure; desecrate. {Latin pollūtus, past participle} –polluter, noun …

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  • 13 unclean — adj. 1 not clean. 2 unchaste. 3 unfit to be eaten; ceremonially impure. 4 Bibl. (of a spirit) wicked. Derivatives: uncleanly adv. uncleanly adj. uncleanliness n. uncleanness n. Etymology: OE unclaeligne (as UN (1), CLEAN) …

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  • 14 unclean — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. soiled, sullied, stained, spotted, filthy, bedraggled, smeared, befouled, nasty, grimy, polluted, rank, unhealthful, defiled, impure, nonkosher, muddy, fetid, feculent, stinking, rotten, vile, decayed, contaminated,… …

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  • 15 pollute — transitive verb (polluted; polluting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pollutus, past participle of polluere, from por (akin to Latin per through) + luere (akin to Latin lutum mud, Greek lyma dirt, defilement) more at for Date: 14th century… …

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  • 16 pol|lut´er — pol|lute «puh LOOT», transitive verb, lut|ed, lut|ing. 1. to make physically impure, foul, or dirty; contaminate: »The water at the bathing beach was polluted by refuse from the factory. Nature, as well as man, pollutes the air in myriad ways… …

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  • 17 pol|lute — «puh LOOT», transitive verb, lut|ed, lut|ing. 1. to make physically impure, foul, or dirty; contaminate: »The water at the bathing beach was polluted by refuse from the factory. Nature, as well as man, pollutes the air in myriad ways (Scientific… …

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  • 18 Defile — De*file (d[ e]*f[imac]l ), v. t. [OE. defoulen, foilen, to tread down, OF. defouler; de + fouler to trample (see {Full}, v. t.), and OE. defoulen to foul (influenced in form by the older verb defoilen). See {File} to defile, {Foul}, {Defoul}.] 1 …

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  • 19 Pollute — Pol*lute , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polluting}.] [L. pollutus, p. p. of polluere to defile, to pollute, from a prep. appearing only in comp. + luere to wash. See {Position}, {Lave}.] 1. To make foul, impure, or unclean; to …

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  • 20 Polluted — Pollute Pol*lute , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polluted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polluting}.] [L. pollutus, p. p. of polluere to defile, to pollute, from a prep. appearing only in comp. + luere to wash. See {Position}, {Lave}.] 1. To make foul, impure, or… …

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